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Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Azure export controls white paper updates

The Azure export controls white paper offers a brief overview of US, UK, EU, and Japan export control laws and regulations as they may apply to customers using Microsoft Azure cloud services. Also provided is some general guidance concerning the considerations that Azure and Azure Government customers should bear in mind when assessing their

Commercial best practices for DevSecOps in Defense

The Department of Defense has taken several measures to integrate a DevSecOps strategy across its entire organization. For example, the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative is a joint effort on behalf of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment to integrate tools and services ...

New article and resources on DevSecOps for government

As the DoD modernizes how it approaches software and systems development in its technology programs, DevSecOps (Development, Security, and Operations) is gaining traction. These initiatives are bringing forward more flexible methods to streamline the development process and improve cybersecurity. To read more and gain insights on DevSecOps ...
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Six tips for securing identity in the cloud

This 3-part blog series on security in Azure Government was co-authored by Robert Jaffe, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. Over the last year, as modernization has accelerated, we’ve started to see many customers turning to cloud services as an asset in ...

Trusted Internet Connection guidance for Azure IaaS and PaaS solutions

This post was contributed by Susie Adams, Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Federal, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect - Azure Government at Microsoft. Many government customers that are working to optimize security in the cloud have asked for guidance on how to align with the policies set by the Trusted Internet ...

Fast Deduplication with NetBackup CloudCatalyst for the Azure Government Cloud

Got Back Up? Anyone who has a basement or even a closet in their home, knows the sometimes painful necessity of clearing out space and managing storage. Government agencies embarking on digital transformation can also feel the pain of runaway costs due to storage accumulation for backups. With Veritas NetBackup 8.1 in Azure Government ...

Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – accelerating compliance

Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency ...

Microsoft Azure Government at AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore

Join the Microsoft Azure Government team at the upcoming AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium, May 15 – 17, in Baltimore, Maryland. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO and distinguished author will deliver a keynote on Thursday, May 17 at 10:45 a.m. in Hall E of the Baltimore Convention Center. Mark will shed some light on the ...

Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – reducing risk

Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions, where should the DoD turn? In the new defense ...